today I learned: in the 1500s, many families weren’t able to get more than one hot bath to share with everyone in the household. the man of the house had the privilege of bathing first, then the other songs and men, then the women and finally the children. surprisingly (to me), babies were last- hence the saying “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”. NEAT! also, prince performed a live cover of radiohead’s “creep” that was posted on youtube. prince ordered the video to be taken down claiming copyright infringement. thom yorke responded, “tell him to unblock it…it’s our song.”. next, norway has a minimum security island-prison where inmates are almost free to do as they wish. the criminals interred there are among norway’s worst, yet it has the lowest rate of reoffending in europe, if not the world. finalllly, MSG is not actually that bad for you. the public’s gross misconception is based off of one anecdotal and unscientific study. SIGH! bonus: bill nye will soon be starting a webseries on youtube. SO. EXCITED (in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve attached a link that’ll give you a much-deserved taste of what that series will be like. just having him on my screen makes me want to dance on the moon)

note: the first fact was very kindly shared with me, and would looove to extend an invitation to anyone else who happens to learn something they feel might be appropriate for this whole blog thang. aaalways accepting new stuff with a gaping mind.


2 thoughts on “01/08/12

  1. Christine says:

    Just read this and thought of you. 🙂

    In Chile in 1863, between two and three thousand people died in a church fire when women in huge hoop skirts piled up in front of the exit, making it impossible for anyone to get out.

  2. Danny says:

    I’ve been watching Bill Nye episodes on youtube every day for the last few weeks

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